In this week's Briefing: The government has launched a consultation on giving members powers to hold their pension schemes to account over how social and environmental factors impact their investments. Draft regulations for new company reporting requirements have been published.
Chetal Patel, Partner in BWB's Immigration department has provided commentary for a Lexis Nexis article examining the Home Office's plans to exclude doctors and nurses from the cap on skilled worker visas.
Chetal Patel, Partner at Bates Wells Braithwaite has provided commentary for a Lexis Nexis piece examining the Home Secretary's newly announced 'start-up' visa.
Paul Jennings and Rachel Mathieson of BWB's Employment team are taking on Uber in a landmark legal battle. Wired magazine has interviewed the pair in an in-depth look at the case.
Six BWB lawyers have been selected to appear in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom.
The “start-up” visa will launch in Spring 2019 and will require applicants to have acquired an endorsement from a university or approved business sponsor.
How can charities and social enterprises protect themselves against fraud committed by social engineering?
In this week's Briefing: The Charity Commission has published information about the 2018 annual return service which will be available later in the summer. The Fundraising Regulator has published a new section of the Code of Fundraising Practice covering fundraising platforms, and accompanying guidance. DCMS has opened up its next round of funding for public service mutuals.
Shared Parental Leave (referred to as “SPL”) was introduced in 2015 to offer a more flexible way for parents to take leave from work during the year after the birth of their child. However, three years on the take up of SPL remains extremely low and accordingly has a relatively modest impact on society.
UK Visas & Immigration (“UKVI”) has published its quarterly report showing the number of civil penalties for illegal workers found in each region of the UK between 1 October to 31 December 2017 (“the specified period”).
In this week's Briefing: The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guidance on the right to be informed and on automated decision making and profiling. The government has appointed four industry champions to expand the dormant assets scheme across insurance and pensions, banking, investment and securities. New Philanthropy Capital has published “Diversity in governance: the what, why and how.
New rules on automatic disqualification of charity trustees and senior managers – is your charity prepared? >
The new rules on automatic disqualification are coming into force on 1 August 2018. They affect both charity trustees and charity senior managers.
BWB's Head of Immigration Tim Barnden has been interviewed by Free Movement on sham marriages.
At least once a year it helps to stand back and ask the question is our governance fit for purpose? What are we doing well? What should we continue doing? What should we stop doing?
In light of recent serious incidents that have affected the public and charity sectors, not only have the requirements in relation to safeguarding developed, but so too has the scope of 'safeguarding' within the charity sector.